The Red Sox signed utility infielder Nick Punto to a two year, $3 million deal. With the departure of Jed Lowrie, Punto will most likely fill the role of utility infielder with the Red Sox. He’s a little better defensively then Lowrie so that will be a plus.
Punto had a solid season last year with the Cardinals. In 63 games, he finished with an .809 OPS. That was by far the best of his career. Still, Punto is a career .249 hitter and it’s pretty hollow at that so you can’t expect too much from him other then as a fill in. He is a switch hitter, but his OPS is pretty much the same against lefties versus righties. He does have a nice though and last year that helped give him a .388 OBP.
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